i7-6700k, Water Cooling, GTX 1080 8GB VRAM, Gigabyte Gaming 7, 16GB RAM, NZXT S340 Elite White, etc...
Created this PC with my Christmas and Birthday money.
RECENTLY UPGRADED WITH: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32 GB (2x16 GB) - Insane increase topping me up to to 48GB RAM which is perfect for 2k res video editing!
NOTE: GTX 1080, HDD and Power Supply were transferred from my old PC.
This PC overall is amazing. I am very happy with the build and it looks very sexy. I would recommend anything with the budget of around 1.6k to go with this. (Originally), now looking at about 1.8k including my keyboard.
Has not given me any issues so far. So I am going to break it down by parts.
First up, the reason the I did the upgrade.
I7-6700k Cpu 4.0GHz (4.5 OC): Great CPU obviously.. Overkill but also amazing if you can afford it. CPU Usage for some games go very close to 100% however it performs. The games it hits high usage percentage are during mainly Pre Alpha games that are still unoptimized. Nothing much you can say about it, great so far.
Jumping from a AMD FX 8350... well you can imagine the difference overall. Especially in Unreal Engine 4 games.
ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 GPU - 8GB VRAM: Amazing GPU. I bought this ages ago for my old PC as the first step to an upgrade however I can say so much that it is a great GPU that I enjoy to have.
WARNING: Very big GPU. Struggles to fit in a lot of cases.
The LED's are great and the Fan Control is amazing. Around 50-60oC during gameplay and 32oC @ Idle on custom Fan Control settings to keep PC quiet. (Fans don't activate unless GPU hits 55oC.
Gigabyte GA-Z170 Gaming 7: Great Motherboard visually. A mobo is a mobo, it seems good. Has a debug LED, Overclock button and some other cool things like LED's.
Main reason for getting it is because it's compatible with the i7-6700k and I like the look of it. Has an easy to understand BIOS which is nice and a cool app center with added apps. Idle Temp: 27oC
Cool Master Nepton 240M: Looks very clean, has LED Pump and keeps the CPU very cool (As low as 19oC on idle and 34oC average on load).
However, on first install I did not put on enough thermal paste (didn't spread enough) and the tube had an awkward bend in it preventing liquid to reach the CPU resulting in 80oC idle...
Also, be sure to plug the pump into the CPU_FAN port on the Mobo (Black). NOT the CPU_OPT recommended for Water Coolers (White). It seemed to be causing the pump to not work at 100% and possibly a main cause of 80oC.
NZXT S340 Elite (White): Very nice looking case. Went with white because my current room, desk and everything is white. Would recommend to everyone to get if you want your first clean looking case with great cable management.
Cable management was a breeze for my first PC build and I'm so glad with the turnout. Power wise and looks wise thanks to this case and the cleanness. It also comes with 2 fans pre-installed keeping the inside extra cool.
Other things like PSU, RAM, HDD and SSD are pretty standard. Check out the pictures and let me know what you think or if you want any more info.